Monthly Archives: October 2004


My Sunday

Even though I don’t have a full time job, or a family, I’m having slight difficulty keeping up. Do not confuse this with me being down, or depressed, or overly spent. Far from it. But the more people I meet, and the more projects I have going on, the more […]


What is a lame event?

I'm not usually negative about events. Even when nobody shows up. Come on, I’ve done plenty of events where there were only three people in the audience. They don’t surprise me. But that’s usually because the staff and bookstore more than make up for it with kindness, interest, and hospitality. […]


Publishers Lunch Got Me This Time

Publishers Lunch has been slowly guilt tripping me into getting their subscription service. I can’t read one cheap version without feeling like an absolute moron for not having the full strength version. $15 a month isn’t that much for what they do for us. It’s not. And if I didn’t […]


WordsWorth Update

Sadly, change is inevitable. “WordsWorth Books’ final chapter is Saturday” “Friedman said she and her husband, Hillel Stavis, who founded WordsWorth in 1975, will continue to own and operate the Curious George Goes To WordsWorth children’s books and toy store at nearby 1 JFK St., which has remained profitable. “We’ve […]


Travel Writers in Tucson

Isn’t it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there? — Herb Caen buy levitra cheap levitra change all cvar->value = X to use Cvar_Set() that didn’t happen in oldtree Actually, it did. yeah – two weeks later. levitra levitra onlineIsn’t it nice that people who […]


Meet Me in LA Tonight!

I love Distant Lands! Last year Sand in My Bra was their #1 best selling title. A true honor. Well, it’s time to encourage Whose Panties Are These? to do the same. Come out with me tonight! Where: Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 When: 7:30pm What […]


Live From New York It’s…

A Sense of Place [This is a guest post from author Michael Shapiro while he's one tour] It’s energy, excitement, a hum and a buzz: New York is a high point for any performer on a national tour. The city crackles with an electric intensity, and a good event in […]


Global Travel Writing Ideas Bank

Today I found the GlobalIdeasBank.com. [via Jay Gesin’s Anthem Book Blog] It was a bit too activist oriented for me to participate or follow along, but it got me thinking about how cool it would be if there was something similar for travel writers. Travelwriters.com doesn’t do it for me, […]


Saturday Travel Book Notes

Here are some of the things that caught my eye this morning… Forgetting the name of your book… “Novelist Beryl Bainbridge, while in conversation with Michael Holroyd, actually forgot the names of one of her early novels (she’s written tons of them), but in the light of her remark that […]